About MT.KAILASH (MANASAROVAR) TOUR (Drive in Drive Out)

The magnificent Kaliash Mt, standing at 6,638 m jawdropping. More than a mere peak. It is a spiritual journey which will forever change your life. The mountain lies near the source of four of the longest rivers in Asia: the Indus, Sutlej, Brahmaputra and Karnali. Even holy to four different religions is this impressive mountain: Jainism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Bon.

Lord Shiva, the destroyer of ignorance and delusion, lies with his wife Parvati at the top of this mountain, in a state of perpetual contemplation, according to Hinduism. Buddhists believe Buddha Demchok, who represents the highest happiness, is home to this peak. Hundreds of pilgrims have made an annual pilgrimage to this holy place for thousands of years. This intense, enlightening journey takes you to Mount Kaliash's north face and Manasarovar Lake, sacred blue and emerald green.

This breathtaking lake represents purity, with healing properties and the power to wash away all deadly sins. During this spiritual journey, you will be able to fully learn Tibetan culture and teachings, engage in optional daily meditation sessions, and discover Kathmandu's rich history at the beginning of your journey. High Himalayan Trekking and Expedition will all year round plan an itinerary and system for Kailash Mansarovar trekking according to the interests of individual clients.

Trip Highlights

  • Strenuous and demanding journey to one of the world's finest mountains.
  • Read about the fascinating Tibetan culture and explore cliff-top monasteries and yak caravans.
  • At Mt Kailash base enjoy spiritual meditation.
  • This trek provides spectacular sceneries and a rare opportunity to meet fellow pilgrims demonstrating their commitment to this religious pilgrimage.


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Day 01: Kathmandu – Kyirong. (2700m)

Our program starts from Tashi Delek Nepal Trek office early in the morning at 06:00 AM. We Drive down to Nagdhunga and follow the Trishuli River to the North from Galchi and drive to Kyrong through Dhunch and Saybrubasi to the border with is 140 km and the border go throught the immigration formalities in the Nepali section and after immigration formalities cross the border and again clients have to go through Chinese immigration formalities and our Tibetan Guide will be on standby with all the necessary document and transportation with driver and after immigration formalities drive to Kyirong 70 km. o/n in Guest house.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Kyirong Guest house
  • Place: Kyirong
  • Altitude: 2700 m

Rest for acclimatization.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Kyirong Guest house
  • Place: Kyirong
  • Altitude: 2700 m

As we Head away from Nyalam, we drive further across Lalung La (5200 m) through a perfect merging of breathtaking views, passes through huge turquoise lake, the Peiku-Tso with spectacular views of Shishapangma (8027 m) as the backdrop, the trail follows a route that brushes past the Brahmaputra River. Further ahead, a river valley sprawls over and then traditional chocolate box villages come into picture frame. This scenically rewarding drive provides plenty of opportunities to get your video cameras into action. From then on, the trail winds towards the northern route. On covering 295 km, you reach an elevation of 4600 meters. As soon as you find a suitable campsite in Saga, we set up camp for the approaching night or stay in a hotel/guest house.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Best Available guest house.
  • Place: Saga
  • Altitude: 4600

After an early morning breakfast, we get set on our way to Manasarovar we come across Jeeps and trucks rolling down the wide valley following rivers and grazing herds of yaks and sheep. Far south your eyes wander to the snow covered peaks that seem so close, and we drive through the Paryang and crossing the Mayumla Pass, with lots of rocky peaks and sand dunes that give you an ideal idea of Tibet’s arid landscapes. Depending on the season, nomads and other mobile shopkeepers attired in their beautiful traditional costumes can be found awaiting your arrival with hot tea and other supplies along with a big smile from ear to ear…they welcome you warmly. This route digs deep into the very essence that is Mansarovar Lake amid superb landscapes. As you near this incredible sacred lake, historic Chiu Monastery becomes visible on the North West shore of the lake. From this vantage point, you can even catch a glimpse of the majestic Mount Kailash. This journey stirs your spiritual emotions. Overnight in guest house.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Best Available guest house.
  • Place: Manasarovar
  • Altitude: 5200

The highest fresh water lake of a turquoise color is full of fishes and swans. Holy Kailash Parbat, Mt. Gurula-Mandata, & Lake Rishikesh can be found in its surroundings. The region is considered rich for gold and other mines, hot springs and hundreds of wild living fauna. We explore the Lake Mansarovar in the day & then drive down to Darchen which is a one-hour drive. We then spend our night at Chu Gumba.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Best Available guest house.
  • Place: Darchen
  • Altitude: 4560

Early in the morning after breakfast, our trek begins; you meet your team of yaks and Tibetan yak drivers who will escort you around for the kora. Further ahead from Darchen, you have to trek past verdant meadows and picturesque streams to Lha Chu Valley. The trail overlooks Turquoise River cascading over a narrow canyon with high steep cliffs. En route, the north face of Kailash comes into vision. The trail will approach the 13th century monastery of Dira-Puk. Visiting this monastery is said to be a kind of blessing experience gifted in your Mount Kailash tour and trek. Finally, you will conclude the trek of the day by camping at Dira-Puk / resting in a guest house.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Best Available guest house.
  • Place: Dirapuk
  • Altitude: 4900

Lha Chu Valley is a passing vista as you turn towards Drolma Chu Valley. Looking forward to the amazing Mount Kailash tour and trek, you ascend to Drolma La (5630m), the highest point of the trip. But soon after sighting breathtaking views of Thukpe Dzingbu Lake, known as the Lake of Compassion at the summit, you realize that this imposing and challenging ascent has indeed been very worthwhile and profitable. Several prayer flags can be seen at the summit. Further on, the trail descends to the flat fields of Zutul-Puk which houses a monastery and several fascinating caves. The caves at this locale are most popular for meditation; Milarepa’s cave being one of them with Milarepa’s footprints and elbow prints believed to be imprinted all over this cave of mani stones. As we continue our Parikrama, we camp at Zutul-Puk for the night & this is pretty exciting, adventurous and pleasurable.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Best Available guest house.
  • Place: Zutulpuk
  • Altitude: 4790

Our pilgrimage trek concludes at Darchen, and we drive to Horfe for our overnight camp/guest house. We feel spiritually satisfied after going to the religious rites during our parikrama & there is a deep sense of gratification as we wearily go to bed after a hard day.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Best Available guest house.
  • Place: Saga
  • Altitude: 4600 m

You cross the Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahmaputra River) by a ferry, & continue driving 220 km to Kyirong. Soon after leaving Saga the road opens into a wide flat flowing plain and passes with spectacular views of Shishapangma (8027 m) in the backdrop. Further drive to Kyirong at 1850 meters. Overnight in a guest house.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Best available guesthouse
  • Place: Kyirong
  • Altitude: 2700

 From Kyirong, you cruise down to the border town Rasuwagadi Nepalese border where you bid farewell to your Tibetan guide and driver and hike down to the Nepalese Immigration Control where you will be met by your Nepalese escorts. After completing the re-entry formalities you continue the scenic drive to Kathmandu which, depending on road and weather conditions, should take about 7-8 hours.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Kathmandu Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300

Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • Tibet Visa Fee
  • Hotel Accommodation on twin sharing basis
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Private Transportation by jeep/van (Both way)
  • TTB permit and Kailash permit
  • Monastery Entrance fees
  • Necessary Tibet Travel Permit
  • Sightseeing and Entrance fee as per the itinerary
  • English-speaking Tibetan guide
  • All the Government and local taxes.

Cost Excludes:

  • All international flight cost
  • Insurance of any kind
  • Personal expenses like beverage, mineral water and tips
  • Natural and political disturbance and unforeseen circumstance

Useful info

  • Permit Processing:

You need to submit once scanned passport copy of all the members wanting to join this tour 30 to 35 days prior to the tour date. The permit for Mt Kailash takes minimum 30 days to process. We apply the permit on your behalf to Tibet.

  • Visa Processing:

We expect all our guest to be available in Kathmandu Nepal 4 working days prior to the tour date for the visa processing as it take minimum 4 working days here in Kathmandu for the visa to process. After visiting our office you will have to fill up the visa form along with one white background MRP photo size of (35mm x 45mm) no accessories no glasses no makeup. Your passport must have the validity of minimum 6 months along with at least with 2 blank pages. After all the paperwork is done full payment should be done of the tour along with visa fee after which we will apply the visa on your behalf.